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Fantasy Football: Week Twelve Position Ranks

November 21, 2007


(Tom Strattman/AP Photo)

(Tom Strattman/AP Photo)

Your Thanksgiving feast has arrived one day early, and man is it stuffed. It’s ETB’s Week Twelve Position ranks, which spell out our top 20 QBs, 30 RBs, 36 WRs, 15 TEs, and 15 Team Defenses based on past performance, injuries, bye weeks, and matchups. It’s a bit of an odd week this time around, especially for running backs, so best of luck figuring out how to sort through it all. We believe in you. We trust you. We’re watching you.

Fantasy Week Twelve: Top 20 Quarterbacks

Wayne Brady's Younger Brother

1. Tom Brady, New England vs. PHI
2. Tony Romo, Dallas vs. NYJ
3. Brett Favre, Green Bay @ DET
4. Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle @ STL
5. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis @ ATL
6. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. MIA
7. Eli Manning, New York Giants vs. MIN
8. Derek Anderson, Cleveland vs. HOU
9. Drew Brees, New Orleans @ CAR
10. Carson Palmer, Cincinnati vs. TEN
11. Kurt Warner, Arizona vs. SF
12. Matt Schaub, Houston @ CLE
13. Marc Bulger, St. Louis @ SEA
14. David Garrard, Jacksonville vs. BUF
15. Jon Kitna, Detroit vs. GB
16. Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia @ NE (Check Status)
17. Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. BAL
18. Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay vs. WSH
19. Vince Young, Tennessee @ CIN
20. Jason Campbell, Washington @ TB

Fantasy Twelve: Top 30 Running Backs

LT draws the tough Ravens rush defense, but he's at home

1. Joseph Addai, Indianapolis @ ATL
2. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego vs. BAL
3. Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia @ NE
4. Chester Taylor, Minnesota @ NYG
5. Fast Willie Parker, Pittsburgh vs. MIA
6. Edgerrin James, Arizona vs. SF
7. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville vs. BUF
8. Willis McGahee, Baltimore @ SD
9. Clinton Portis, Washington @ TB
10. Reggie Bush, New Orleans @ CAR
11. Marion Barber III, Dallas vs. NYJ
12. Steven Jackson, St. Louis vs. SEA
13. LenDale White, Tennessee @ CIN
14. Earnest Graham, Tampa Bay vs. WSH
15. Cedric Benson, Chicago vs. DEN
16. Jamal Lewis, Cleveland vs. HOU
17. Deshaun Foster, Carolina vs. NO
18. Kevin Jones, Detroit vs. GB
19. Ryan Grant, Green Bay @ DET (Check Status)
20. Frank Gore, San Francisco @ ARZ
21. Warrick Dunn, Atlanta vs. IND
22. Ron Dayne, Houston @ CLE
23. Maurice Morris, Seattle @ STL
24. Thomas Jones, New York Jets @ DAL
25. Selvin Young, Denver @ CHI (Check Henry’s Status)
26. Laurence Maroney, New England vs. PHI
27. Julius Jones, Dallas vs. NYJ
28. Jesse Chatman, Miami @ PIT
29. Kolby Smith, Kansas City vs. OAK (Check Priest’s Status)
30. Justin Fargas, Oakland @ KC

Fantasy Week Twelve: Top 36 Wide Receivers

Moss: On Fire

1. Randy Moss, New England vs. PHI
2. Terrell Owens, Dallas vs. NYJ
3. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis @ ATL
4. Andre Johnson, Houston @ CLE
5. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati vs. ARZ
6. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona @ CIN
7. Braylon Edwards, Cleveland vs. HOU
8. Anquan Boldin, Arizona @ CIN
9. Marques Colston, New Orleans @ CAR
10. Torry Holt, St. Louis vs. SEA
11. Roy Williams, Detroit vs. GB
12. Donald Driver, Green Bay @ DET
13. Chad Johnson, Cincinnati vs. TEN
14. Plaxico Burress, New York Giants vs. MIN (Check Status)
15. Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh vs. MIA (Check Status)
16. Hines Ward, Pittsburgh vs. MIA
17. D.J. Hackett, Seattle @ STL
18. Lee Evans, Buffalo @ JAX
19. Stevonne Smith, Carolina vs. NO (Check Status)
20. Greg Jennings, Green Bay @ DET
21. Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay vs. WSH
22. Brandon Marshall, Denver @ CHI
23. Bobby Engram, Seattle @ STL
24. Wes Welker, New England vs. PHI
25. Donte’ Stallworth, New England vs. PHI
26. Santana Moss, Washington @ TB
27. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City vs. OAK
28. Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson, Detroit vs. GB
29. Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets @ DAL
30. Bernard Berrian, Chicago vs. DEN
31. Kevin Curtis, Philadelphia @ NE
32. Shaun McDonald, Detroit vs. GB
33. Amani Toomer, New York Giants vs. MIN
34. David Patten, New Orleans @ CAR
35. Deion Branch, Seattle @ STL (Check Status)
36. Chris Henry, Cincinnati vs. TEN

Fantasy Week Twelve: Top 15 Tight Ends

The Gates is Always Open

1. Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. BAL
2. Jason Witten, Dallas vs. NYJ
3. Kellen Winslow, Jr., Cleveland vs. HOU
4. Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants vs. MIN
5. Donald Lee, Green Bay @ DET
6. Chris Cooley, Washington @ TB
7. Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City vs. OAK
8. Benjamin Watson, New England vs. PHI
9. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. MIA
10. Dallas Clark, Indianapolis @ ATL
11. Vernon Davis, San Franciso @ ARZ
12. Greg Olsen, Chicago vs. DEN
13. Alge Crumpler, Atlanta vs. IND
14. Owen Daniels, Houston @ CLE (Check Status)
15. Quinn Sypniewski, Baltimore @ SD

Fantasy Week Twelve: Top 15 Team Defenses

Photo Credit: Jim Mone, AP

Photo Credit: Jim Mone, AP

1. New England Patriots vs. PHI
2. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. MIA
3. Green Bay Packers @ DET
4. Dallas Cowboys vs. NYJ
5. Arizona Cardinals vs. SF
6. San Diego Chargers vs. BAL
7. Tennessee Titans @ CIN
8. Tampa Bay Bucs vs. WSH
9. Indianapolis Colts @ ATL
10. Minnesota Vikings @ NYG
11. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. BUF
12. New York Giants vs. MIN
13. Kansas City Chiefs vs. OAK
14. Seattle Seahawks @ STL
15. Detroit Lions vs. GB

7 Comments »Posted by Andrew Thell and Brian Spencer on Nov. 21, 2007 at 12:39 pm in Fantasy Rankings, NFL Fantasy News

7 Responses

Much as I respect Westbrook I can’t see ranking him #3 against NE. Pats will have one main defensive goal in the game; Stop Westbrook. Who else is going to hurt them? Feeley? Reggie Brown? Don’t make me laugh.
I suppose once the score reaches the 50′s (early first half?) they might stop caring if Westbrook runs at will but still… #3 RB this week?

Posted by: Pete Patriot on November 21st, 2007 at 1:48 pm

You may be right Pete, we shall see. It’s certainly not going to be easy for him this week, and he isn’t the only one. Brian and I agreed that we haven’t had such a difficult time rating running backs all season. The holiday weekend has a lot of curious matchups, question marks and nebulous injury reports at the position. In any event, Westbrook always needs to be in your lineup if he suits up.

Posted by: Andrew on November 21st, 2007 at 6:19 pm

Of the 3 receivers Braylon Edwards, Chad Johnson, and DJ Hackett…which 2 should I start for Sunday?

Great job on the rankings so far this season, keep it up…your lists are must-checks for me.

Posted by: Josh on November 23rd, 2007 at 7:45 pm

Hey Josh-

Just checking in very quickly here- I’d go with Chad and Braylon. Edwards has become a must-start every week and the Houston secondary is lagging. Chad should be fully recovered and when he’s on his game Johnson is capable of huge numbers in any matchup, especially at home. DJ Hackett is another strong option in this exploding passing attack with a soft matchup, but with he’s going to be competing for looks with Branch and Engram and he might be limited due to injury.

Posted by: Andrew on November 24th, 2007 at 11:54 am

Hey Andrew,

Thanks a lot for the help…I wish Johnson wasn’t so disappointing this season or this would have been an easier call to make.

Posted by: Josh on November 25th, 2007 at 12:24 pm

I’d say that worked out pretty well for you, eh Josh?

Posted by: Brian on November 25th, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Haha – yes, thanks again for the reassurance, it worked out very well!

Posted by: Josh on November 28th, 2007 at 10:17 am

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